Alchemy Fine Art Restorer’s owner has entered one of the world’s most prestigious art competitions. Kate Wood is an official entry for the 2017 Luxembourg Art Prize.

Three of Kate’s recent oil paintings: Tea-ism, Waiting Lafayette Station, and The Spotted Cat were selected as entries. Tea-ism is available for viewing here.

The winner of the 2017 Luxembourg Prize  will receive an award of 25,000 euros (about US$27,500)  to fund the production of further work and an individual exhibition at Galerie Hervé Lancelin in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The finalist artists will be included in a group exhibition in the gallery.

According to the official prize website, “The Committee hopes to find works that have been produced in a unique moment of grace experienced by the artist at the time of their creation. These magical creative moments are what make a work unique and unlike any other.”

The Luxembourg Art Prize is a unique opportunity to enter the international professional art circuit and to have work seen by major private and institutional art collectors. Kate is proud to participated in the prize this year. Wish her luck as the competition continues. Finalists will be announced on 30 June 2017 with the Grand Prize winner named three months later. Learn more by watching the following video:



In her submission for entry into the Luxembourg Prize, Kate Wood cited master artists Frans Hals (1580-1666) and Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) as influences on her painting style. She added that capturing scenes from every day life when the subjects are not posing for a portrait, appeals to her as an artist. She also discussed her own evolution and education as an artist, from her early abstracts to her current photo-realism style.

Unlike other prizes or art salons, the Luxembourg Art Prize is designed to boost the artist’s career by exhibiting their work in an international gallery with a high level of visibility. Hervé Lancelin has been an art enthusiast for nearly 50 years. He is a member of ADIAF, a prestigious association of major European collectors. He has been a member of the selection committee for the Marcel Duchamp Prize in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou in Paris and has been a trustee of the Amis du Musée d’Art Moderne, d’Art Contemporain et d’Art Brut (Friends of the Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outsider Art) in Lille for several years.